Highway Patrol Arrests Two In Stolen Vehicle During Traffic Stop

(Gillette, Wyo.) According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, on Tuesday, May 16th, at around 4:00 p.m., a trooper pulled over the driver of a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder on Highway 59 near mile marker 106. The vehicle was allegedly speeding.

“Upon the stop of the vehicle, dispatch notified the trooper that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Colorado,” Lt. Will Zilka told County 17.

The trooper contacted the driver, 40-year-old Autumn Cantrell, and her passenger: 42-year-old Gregory Smith. Both are from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Smith allegedly gave the trooper a false name, reportedly because he had an active arrest warrant in Colorado.

“The warrant he had in Colorado was only good in Colorado, so he lied to us for no reason,” said Lt. Zilka.

Smith was also in violation of a protection order to stay away from Cantrell, who was driving the vehicle. The nature of their relationship was not disclosed to press.

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“In addition to the stolen vehicle, the male passenger had admitted to the trooper that he had borrowed the vehicle and had not returned the vehicle when they had agreed upon, but he did not steal the vehicle,” stated Lt. Zilka.

Cantrell is being charged with felony larceny and speeding. She also had an active warrant in Colorado.

Smith is being charged with felony larceny, interference with an officer, and violation of a family protection order.